Our vision is to provide first class health care to children and their families in Merseyside and beyond. We aim to promote General Paediatric care for children and in interaction with other sub-specialties to promote a “whole child” approach.
We aim to promote training and research in general paediatrics.
Our general paediatric service provides consultant led holistic care to children (0-16 years) local to Alder Hey and further afield from North Wales to North West.
What we do
General paediatrics encompasses wide variety of common childhood problems. We offer excellent care to children with simple medical problems and support other specialist teams in providing a family centred “whole child” care for children with complex medical problems.
Children attending our service have direct access to wide range of clinical staff with specialist expertise and dedicated paediatric nurses with a strong multidisciplinary support including dieticians, physiotherapy, occupational therapy, and speech and language therapy services and paediatric pharmacists.
General Paediatrics Service statistics
- Admission per anum 5463 (2010)
- Offers 33 paediatric clinics per week
- General Paediatric and ambulatory clinics had 7409 clinic attendances in last year
- Waiting times, 88% of GP referrals to general paediatrics wait less than 5 weeks for first appointment
Conditions we treat
Asthma and respiratory tract infections
Constipation and diarrhoea
Chronic fatigue syndrome
Diabetes Mellitus (Type 1)
Failure to thrive
Growth and development issues
Lumps and bumps
Non specific parental concerns
Urinary tract infections (recurrent)
Conditions we don’t treat
We usually do not treat the following as alternative services are available:
Enuresis and incontinence – Children’s Community Continence Service
Developmental delay – Community Paediatricians
Behavioural problems – Community Paediatrician/CAMHS
Child protection – Rainbow team/Community Paediatrician
Patient support services
Play specialists and school
Chaplain service for pastoral support
Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS)
Follow-up is available depending on the condition. This may be via the patient’s own GP or in a consultant outpatient clinic.